Research Study Assistant


Job title: Research Study Assistant X4 (Shift Work)
Type: Permanent ☒ Fixed Term ☐ Temporary ☐
Main purpose of the job: To recruit and ensure the retention of study participants
Location: VIDA – Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
Closing date: 13 September 2021
Submit detailed CV to:
Advert reference number: DM008
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from
designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto

Key performance areas
1. Recruitment and Retention
a. Recruit participants according to study inclusion/exclusion criteria
b. Address relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study with participants
c. Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with participants
d. Report on number of participants recruited on daily basis to team leader
2. Administration
a. Ensure that consent forms are accurately completed and signed by all parties
b. File all participant forms according to the study requirements (alphabetic/numeric order) and ensure all forms
are submitted to the relevant data capturers.
c. Complete source documents according to GCP
d. Update electronic screen logs on a daily basis, copy admission book logs on a daily basis
3. Follow up’s
a. Call participants to complete 90 days and 180 days follow up questionnaires
b. Follow up on missed visits and complete the necessary feedback logs.
c. Conduct home visits if follow up calls are unsuccessful
Required minimum education and training
Grade 12
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
GCP Training
Computer literacy, including use of Microsoft (MS) Word and MS Excel beneficial
Attention to detail, enthusiastic, hard-working. The ability to work independently
Good interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a team essential
Fluency in at least one local language other than English essential
Valid Drivers Licence
Able to work late and travel,may need to lift boxes.
Required minimum work experience
Minimum 1-2 years’ work experience in a research environment and working in the community
Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to . The subject
heading of the email must include the job title of position applying for. Please include the following documentation:
• A detailed CV